Alstom to supply 20 additional Citadis trams to Angers Loire Metropole
10 December 2019 – Alstom is to supply Angers Loire Metropole with 20 additional Citadis trams for a total sum of nearly 55 million euros. These extra trams come in addition to the 17 Citadis trams which entered commercial service in June 2011 on line A. The new trams will run on lines B & C from 2022 onwards.
“With these 20 additional trams, Angers Loire Metropole will own a total of 37 Citadis trams. We are extremely proud that the city of Angers has placed its trust in us again. This is a fine example of the performance of our products,” said Jean-Baptiste Eyméoud, President of Alstom in France.
33 metres long, with 6 double doors per side, the Citadis tram for Angers will be able to carry more than 210 passengers. The platform-height floors and double doors facilitate access and passenger boarding at the stations. Everything has been designed for a pleasant travelling experience: large bay windows covering 40% of the tram, LEDs with diffusers for soft even lighting, a state-of-the-art information system, large seats, air conditioning and a video protection system.
These new generation Citadis trams have standardised, proven and more accessible components, providing residents of the conglomeration of Angers with reliable, readily available material. This Citadis tram is particularly energy-efficient and more than 99% recyclable. It is equipped with APS ground-level power supply and is fully interoperable with existing trams and on the 3 lines of the Angers conglomeration.
Nine of Alstom's thirteen sites in France will be involved in designing and manufacturing the tram for Angers Loire Metropole: La Rochelle (design and assembly of the trams), Ornans (engines), Le Creusot (bogies), Tarbes (traction drive equipment), Valenciennes (interior layout), Aix en Provence (tachometry system), Saint-Ouen (design and infrastructure activities), Vitrolles (APS ground-based power supply system) and Villeurbanne (on-board electronic systems).
To date, more than 2,600 Citadis trams have been sold to over 50 cities worldwide, of which 23 in France, representing nearly 20 years of experience and more than a billion kilometres covered.